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Go Ballistic Energy Bon Bon’s

Go Ballistic Energy Bon Bon's

I need an Energy Bon!

Sometimes, I need that extra boost to get me through a busy day. If I have a hectic couple of weeks coming up, I batch make these power-packed Energy Bon Bon’s to help recharge my lagging body batteries with pure plant power. They save me from that automatic, stress-related reaching for the biscuit tin behaviour! Super simple to make, they last all week (refrigerated) and are my go-to survival food this summer.

Feel the plant- power

Packed with sticky Medjool dates, oats, seeds, nuts and cacao nibs and smothered with intense dark chocolate they help you blast through your day in an explosive, plant-powered kinda way. You can skip the chocolate coating if you find it too fiddly, and feel free to experiment with the ingredients to find your perfect Energy Bon Bon.

Energy Bon's

Ballistic Energy Bon's
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Serves: 16
  • 6 large Medjool dates, pitted (about ½ cup packed pitted dates)
  • 2½ tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 100g creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 150g 72% dark chocolate
  1. In a large bowl, stir oats, chia seeds and cacao nibs together. Set aside.
  2. Add dates and water to the bowl. Using a food processor whizz a few times until dates begin to break down and form a paste.
  3. Next, add the maple syrup, vanilla and peanut butter; process again until it begins to look like a wet cookie dough and ingredients are well combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon.
  5. Once the ingredients are well combined, you can (1: without chocolate) form into balls. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. (Balls will last for 5-7 days or can be frozen for up to a month) or (2: with chocolate coating)
  6. Melt the dark chocolate, coat the inside of a silicon mould with a thin layer of chocolate, rolling it around to ensure the sides are coated.
  7. Place in the freezer to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Using the mixture, fill the inside of each form and press down gently until the mixture is compact.
  9. Pour the remaining melted chocolate over the top to seal the Bon Bon's.
  10. Place in a fridge for around 1 hour.
  11. Remove the Bon Bon's from the mould, once the outer chocolate is set.
  12. Store in an air-tight container.


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